Basically, it seems to be getting clunkier by the month. They've already killed off Google Reader, which was one of the most useful things on the net as far as I was concerned. And Blogger is becoming tiresome to use.
For ages now, I've had to put my own HTML formatting in for line or paragraph breaks, otherwise everything appears in a continuous sprawl of words. Now, I'm having to insert my own HTML to embed photos in the text. Before, I could just say whether I wanted it aligned left, right or middle. Now it defaults to middle, which looks ugly and clumsy, so I have to go in and manually adjust the HTML to get it the way I want. Isn't the point of product refinement that they get gradually better, not progressively worse?
I'm thinking about moving onto another platform. I want to change the name of the blog anyway, away from Tom Conoboy, which is my creative writing pen-name. When I started writing this blog, it was purely devoted to my creative writing, but now it's pretty much entirely devoted to my reading and criticism, so I want to reflect that.
Anyone any recommendations for other blog hosts? And is it possible to transfer existing material from here to a new host?